Rabbit and Owl are good friends who live side by side on top of a hill. All’s well until Rabbit’s vegetable farm starts growing too tall, blocking Owl’s view of the forest. So Owl decides to make his house taller, which in turn ends up blocking the sun for Rabbit’s garden. Soon, the two are embroiled in a bitter house-building one-upmanship that is headed for disaster.
Anyone who has had trouble sleeping due to the din created by less-than-considerate housemates and neighbours will empathise with the poor owl in this story, who is in the same boat.
It’s night-time and Cat the Cat is rounding up her friends for bed. It’s a good thing, then, that they already seem to be in various stages of their bedtime routine that will also be familiar to kids — Sheep the Sheep is reading, Pig the Pig is taking a bath, Giraffe the Giraffe is brushing his teeth, etc. — and are all quite agreeable to the idea. Well, that is, all except Owl the Owl…
Owl Babies is a warm, sweetly sympathetic story that is particularly apt for children who are experiencing some form of separation anxiety.
In this book, three baby owls — Sarah (the big sister), Percy (the middle child) and Bill (the baby), each with his/her own distinct personality and voice — wake up in the middle of the night to find their mother gone from the nest.
In this story, a little owl is the only creature that is still awake in the night, and he flies around to observe the different styles in which other animals sleep.
A Bit Lost is a very cute book about a baby owl who has to find his way home to his mother after he sleepily falls out of his nest. A squirrel he meets tries to help him, based on the baby owl’s description of his mother, leading to hilarious outcomes.
In the end, though, he does find his way home, thanks to his friends.
In Wow! Said the Owl, a curious young owl stays awake during the daytime and is astonished by all the colours he sees. True to its nature, though, he still prefers the beauty of the night.
This is a clever book that gives a twist to the nocturnal nature of owls and shows how light and colours make everything look different.